|1.||[ verb ] rub with a brush, or as if with a brush|
: "Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket"
|2.||[ noun ] (botany) a dense growth of bushes|
|Synonyms:||thicket coppice copse brushwood|
|Related terms:||vegetation underbrush spinney canebrake brake|
|3.||[ verb ] touch lightly and briefly|
"He brushed the wall lightly"
|Related terms:||touch flick graze|
|4.||[ noun ] an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle|
|Related terms:||implement sable clothesbrush toothbrush nailbrush hairbrush bottlebrush paintbrush shaving_brush scrub_brush bristle_brush bristle handle|
|5.||[ verb ] clean with a brush|
"She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
|6.||[ verb ] sweep across or over|
"Her long skirt brushed the floor" "A gasp swept cross the audience"
|Related terms:||move sweep|
|7.||[ verb ] remove with or as if with a brush|
"brush away the crumbs" "brush the dust from the jacket" "brush aside the objections"
|8.||[ noun ] momentary contact|
|9.||[ noun ] contact with something dangerous or undesirable|
"I had a brush with danger on my way to work" "he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"
|Related terms:||contact touch|
|10.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5206|
|11.||[ noun ] a minor short-term fight|
|Synonyms:||encounter skirmish clash|
|Related terms:||fight contretemps skirmish|
|12.||[ noun ] the act of brushing your hair|
"he gave his hair a quick brush"
|13.||[ verb ] cover by brushing|
"brush the bread with melted butter"
|14.||[ noun ] (physics,electricity) conducts current between rotating and stationary parts of a generator or motor|
|Related terms:||electrical_device generator electric_motor|
|15.||[ noun ] (dentistry) the act of brushing your teeth|
"the dentist recommended two brushes a day"
|16.||[ noun ] a light glancing touch|
"there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"
|Related terms:||touch kiss|